bead (def 12).
The legs were sometimes carved with a double ogee curve and bead molding.
Furnishing the Home of Good Taste Lucy Abbot Throop
- Bead plane
a plane for cutting beads.
- Bead plant
a creeping plant, Nertera granadensis, of New Zealand and South America, having leathery leaves and orange-colored, transparent berries.
- Bead test
a laboratory test used in the identification of certain metals or metal constituents, in which a bead covered with the material is heated in a flame and cooled to observe its properties.
- Bead tree
Barbados pride (def 1). Historical Examples The bead tree, so called from the seeds being used for rosaries, bearing much-branched panicles of fragrant lilac flowers. Trees and Shrubs for English Gardens Ernest Thomas Cook